News

RAPID
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Mar, 2014

Sanjay Saxena arrived on 10th March to push forward the RAP Integrated Database (RAPID) which will form the basis of all our reporting. Sanjay will also work with our partner Young Innovations to help develop the Transparency and Accountability Framework for RAP3, in line with IATI, COST and Open Contracting principles.

RAP Impact Documented
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Mar, 2014

IMC communications specialist, Charlotte Maugham, and photographer, Glyn Riley, visited the far-western districts of Bajura and Achham in January to collect case stories and images of RAP beneficiaries. Seeing what an impact the programme has made in Accham and looks set to make in Bajura - where RBG training is now underway (above) - was a moving experience for both. 

Annual Road Asset Management Plans (ARAMPs) Completed in all Districts
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Mar, 2014

RAP 3’s new guidelines to help District Development Committees (DDCs) in producing their annual plans for interventions on the District Road Core Network were approved by DoLIDAR for piloting in October 2013. The set of guidelines is a sister to the new-style five-year District Transport Master Plan (DTMP) and extends a similar simplified approach to the annual plan. It defines the intended maintenance work in greater detail and includes Improvements and new construction where affordable.  Piloting of the approach has resulted in DDCs endorsing ARAMPs prepared using the Guideline in all 14 RAP 3 Districts. 

RAP 3 Branded Clothing
by: RAP 3      on: 11th Mar, 2014

To raise the programme's profile, we are asking all RAP 3 staff (including our partners and consultants) to wear these polo shirts or waterproof jackets when visiting sites. We also plan to provide RAP 3 branded protective work clothes to our RBG members, to save them from ruining their own clothes while doing hard, physical work.

New District Transport Master Plans Adopted
by: RAP 3      on: 11th Mar, 2014

Introduced under RAP 2, through the RTI Maintenance Pilot, the new District Transport Master Plan (DTMP) adopted by the Government of Nepal across the Local Road Network (LRN) sector is now being put in place by SDC and World Bank projects. RAP 3 is assisting the World Bank’s RAIDP project to convert its DTMPs to the new format which will guide all medium-term investment in the sector. The next step will be to set up the monitoring and evaluation systems required to manage implementation of the new plans.

Bridge Visit
by: RAP 3      on: 11th Mar, 2014

Under RAP 2, Tim Stiff was in charge of building two road bridges across the Arun and Sabha Khola rivers in the east of Nepal - linking isolated communities with the road network and giving them access to much-needed goods and services. Tim arrives on 10th March to visit a possible new bridge site in the west of the country. Tim will review the bridge priority selection process in DoLIDAR to make sure it is compatible with the new District Transport Master Plan (DTMP).